Southern Files Opening Brief Over Missouri Residency Requirement

In July WSD learned that Southern Wine & Spirits had filed papers to appeal a Missouri district court ruling to uphold the state's residency requirement, which essentially blocks Southern from opening operations in Missouri. Well, now Southern's opening brief with the Eighth Circuit Appeals Court is in, and it seems they have shifted tactics a bit. Recall that in its initial complaint, Southern applied the same logic that was used in Granholm v. Heald by arguing that the state's residency requirement was in violation of the commerce clause.

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